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Libya Murzuq exploration basin

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Report summary

The asset report for the Libya Murzuq exploration basin has been archived. The civil uprising of 2011 interrupted exploration activity in the basin. Foreign operators re-entered the basin over 2012-13 but security deteriorated in 2014 and we expect unrest to continue in the near to medium term. A comprehensive update will be carried out when activity resumes. However if the basin is of interest to you, please contact us using the analyst details linked to this report and we will share Wood Mackenzie’s latest views and information. This basin report was last updated in April 2015.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 50 images and tables including:


  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Exploration spend per well and average well depth
  • Commerciality index
  • Drilling activity by well type
  • Cumulative exploration wells by play
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Discoveries by licence year and drilling year
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Volumes discovered by year
  • Average discovery size and volume per well by year
  • Cumulative discoveries by play
  • Cumulative volumes discovered by play
  • Paleozoic
  • Brent and local oil price assumptions
  • Value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Returns by drilling year
  • Breakeven price versus prospect size
  • Value creation versus investment
  • Value of potential discoveries
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Breakeven price of exploration
  • Discount rate breakeven price sensitivities
  • Paleozoic Oil


  • Play level data
  • Assumptions
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period)
  • Company success rates and discoveries
  • Recent discovery costs
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Key basin data
  • Top discoveries (TYP)
  • Forecast data by play (outlook)
  • Reserves and resources: Table 5
  • Paleozoic
  • Paleozoic
  • Paleozoic
  • Full-cycle economic analysis
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value
  • Typical fiscal terms

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